Dakota Fanning

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth February 23, 1994
Place of Birth Conyers, Georgia
Age 27 years old
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Dakota Fanning

Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress. She rose to prominence at the age of seven for her performance as Lucy Dawson in the drama film I Am Sam, for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination at age eight, making her the youngest nominee in SAG history. Fanning played major roles in the films Uptown Girls, The Cat in the Hat, Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, Dreamer, and Charlotte's Web. Fanning followed with more mature roles, playing Lewellen in Hounddog, Lily in The Secret Life of Bees, the eponymous character in Coraline, Cherie Currie in The Runaways and Jane Volturi in The Twilight Saga. Throughout the 2010s, she continued appearing in independent productions such as the dramas Now Is Good and Night Moves, the comedy-drama Very Good Girls, and the biographical film Effie Gray. In 2018, she appeared in the heist comedy Ocean's 8 and had a starring role in the period drama miniseries The Alienist.

Born: Hannah Dakota Fanning, February 23, 1994, Conyers, Georgia, U.S.
Education: Campbell Hall School
Alma mater: New York University
Occupation: Actress, model
Years active: 1999–present
Relatives: Elle Fanning (sister)
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About Dakota Fanning

As a child actress, she appeared in films such as Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, and Charlotte's Web. She had her breakthrough role in I Am Sam at age seven and, in 2002, became the youngest person in history to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Before Fame

She began her career in a national commercial for Tide when she was five years old.


She lent her voice to the 2009 animated film Coraline.

Family Life

Her parents, Heather Joy and Steven Fanning, raised her as a Southern Baptist. Her younger sister, Elle Fanning, also became an actress. In 2013, she began dating model Jamie Strachan. She would later date Henry Frye in 2018.


She starred in the 2010 film The Runaways with Kristin Stewart.

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Latest information about Dakota Fanning updated on February 25, 2021.